No visit to New York City is complete without a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. You’ve seen it in so many movies, but you have never seen Manhattan until you step out onto its Main Observation Deck and soak in the view. Here are a few tips on how to miss the longest lines and how to save some money so you can make the most of this unforgettable visit.
Venice conjures up images in the collective imagination that were so crisply captured by the Venetian painter Canaletto. To some, that may mean a romantic canal rides on a gondola under the bridge of sighs. To others, it may be the Piazza San Marco, arguably the most beautiful piazza in the world. Just as Canaletto knew Venice to be a splendid place for his art, the Venice of today continues to draw artists from all over the world for the Venice Biennale.
The German capital city of Berlin has seen its fair share of humanity’s best and worst moments. During the Cold War, West-Berlin created a reputation for itself as a city where anything was permissible, in stark contrast to its eastern neighbour. To this day, Berlin’s rebellious attitude persists, drawing artists and rebels both with and without a cause and come every February, the world’s cinematic artists and lovers alike descend on the German capital for the Berlin Film Festival – one of the major 5 international film festivals in the world.
Europe is a big place, but you can visit some of the major countries all in one day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Take a cruise down the Rhine River, see a show at the Globe Theatre, explore Pompeii, discover the Loch Ness Monster and get lost in the Black Forest. You can do all this and also visit with animals, stop into the biergarten and play with dragons. There is no shortage of magic and wonder around every corner at Busch Gardens.
A New Year’s party like no other is how New Year in Sydney is often described. Firework displays costing millions of pounds light up the harbour with thousands of people enjoying the spectacle. The party carries on all over Sydney and what could be better than sleeping off the excesses of the previous night on the beach the following day.
A fantastic occasion which so many enjoy each year and when combined with a holiday in Australia it really does take an awful lot of beating.
If you ever find yourself in the South West and stuck for things to do then a trip to the famous Trago Mills should most definitely be on the agenda. It is not only bargains galore that you will find there, but also so many family attractions that children of all ages will have the time of their lives.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Trago Mills is a household name amongst the South West locals and as soon as you experience it yourself you will fully understand why.
Every year across Thailand the cities break out into one big water fight, drenching friends, relatives, and strangers with buckets of water. This festival is known as Songkran and has been celebrated with the coming of spring for hundreds of years. If you have ever wanted to know what it’s like for a whole country to play at being a kid again, then you best head over to Thailand during Songkran.
If throwing colours at strangers is something that allures you, then you best head over to India during Holi, or the Festival of Colours. Every year during February or March the country breaks into one big colour fight for at least a day. The origins of Holi are religious, and many devotees flock to the temples to pay their respects while getting doused in bright pinks, blues, and greens.
Here’s your chance for a bit of nature trivia. It’s the most photographed of its kind and also the most predictable. It is not the tallest or largest but it is the most popular. Every 92 minutes this natural wonder will shoot approximately 6,000 gallons of extremely hot water straight into the sky. During the summer season, up to 10,000 people make a visit to his phenomena. If you haven’t guessed, I’m speaking of Old Faithful, the most famous geyser on Earth.
Offering spectacular views of the city and beyond, the Singapore Flyer is a must visit attraction for anyone visiting the island of Singapore. Visitors can feel the thrill being so high up in the air and gazing down at the city beneath them. See cars the size of dinky toys, and look out across the water. Take a night time flight to see the city lit up in all its splendour. For the ride of your life, be sure not to miss the Singapore Flyer.